Florida Senate - 2012                                    SB 1116
       By Senator Altman
       24-00520-12                                           20121116__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the human papillomavirus; requiring
    3         that the Department of Health adopt a rule adding the
    4         human papillomavirus to the list of communicable
    5         diseases for which immunizations are recommended;
    6         requiring that schools provide the parents or
    7         guardians of certain public school students
    8         information regarding the human papillomavirus and the
    9         availability of a vaccine; requiring that the
   10         Department of Health prescribe the required
   11         information; providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. (1) By July 1, 2012, the Department of Health
   16  shall adopt a rule adding the human papillomavirus to the list
   17  of communicable diseases for which immunizations are
   18  recommended.
   19         (2) Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, each school
   20  shall provide the parent or guardian of a public school student
   21  entering grade 6 for whom the human papillomavirus vaccine is
   22  approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration
   23  information, which the Department of Health shall prescribe,
   24  regarding the connection between the human papillomavirus and
   25  cervical cancer. The information must also notify the parent or
   26  guardian that a vaccine is available to help prevent human
   27  papillomavirus infection and that the vaccine is recommended to
   28  be given to females before they enter grade 8.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.